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U.S. Embassy announces Julia Taft Refugee Fund – Burkina Faso

U.S. Embassy announces Julia Taft Refugee Fund – Burkina Faso

Deadline: 13 February 2020

The U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou in collaboration with the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is pleased to welcome proposals via the Julia Taft Refugee Fund from potential partners working in the area of refugees’ protection in Burkina Faso.

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Program Objectives

The U.S. Department of State’s Julia Taft Fund for Refugees responds to critical gaps in refugee assistance by funding durable solutions to the problems refugees and other displaced persons face. The intent of this initiative is to provide Ambassadors with the means to respond to critical gaps that have not been addressed in larger multilateral refugee programs.

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The funds are meant to support projects that assist refugees or refugee returnees. Requests to provide funding to populations other than refugees/returnees are discouraged, but exceptions can be made in some regions with “populations of concern” to PRM, such as internally displaced persons (IDPs), vulnerable migrants, and stateless persons. Consideration for support is also given to projects that benefit both populations of concern and their host communities. The fund is not meant as an emergency fund.

Funding Information

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  • Total available funding: $25,000;
  • Proposed programs should be completed in 12 months or less.

Eligibility Criteria

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

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  • Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non governmental organizations (e.g.: NGO, community-based organization; faith-based organization);
  • Local NGOs will be given priority;
  • In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a unique entity identifier (Data Universal Numbering System/DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet), as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov (please visit the website for information on how to obtain these registrations). Individuals are not required to have a unique entity identifier or be registered in SAM.gov;
  • Proposals that do not meet the requirements of this announcement or fail to comply with the stated requirements will be ineligible.

Required Registrations

Any applicant listed on the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) in the System for Award Management (SAM) is not eligible to apply for an assistance award in accordance with the OMB guidelines at 2 CFR 180 that implement Executive Orders 12549 (3 CFR, 1986 Comp., p. 189) and 12689 (3 CFR, 1989 Comp., p. 235), “Debarment and Suspension.” Additionally, no entity listed on the EPLS can participate in any activities under an award. All applicants are strongly encouraged to review the EPLS in SAM to ensure that no ineligible entity is included.

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How to Apply

Please ensure:

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  • The proposal clearly addresses the goals and objectives of this funding opportunity;
  • All documents are in English;
  • All budgets are in U.S. dollars;
  • All pages are numbered.

All application materials must be submitted electronically by email. All applications should have “FY 2020 Julia Taft Refugee Fund” in the subject line.

For more information, visit https://bf.usembassy.gov/notice-of-funding-opportunity-julia-taft-refugee-fund/

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